The Arcade Fire in an empty Helsinki

The Arcade Fire played a gig in Helsinki on monday – right smack in the middle of the city in front of the Helsinki Cathedral. It was a beautiful summer evening and they were fantastic. Sometimes I think that their music can be a bit pompous in large doses, but not this time.I remember seeing them 2007 in Roskilde (the rainiest Roskilde ever), freezing and wondering if it was worth it.

It was, but this was waaaay better.

They had been in Helsinki for a couple of days, and because of Midsummer Helsinki was, according to Win Butler, “a ghost town”. He’s probably right, the city empties for Midsummer when everyone goes to the country.

Anyway, can’t wait for the new album.

Another blurry gig photo, I know. Will stop posting them in the near future, promise.

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